Spaulding celebrate golden double

first_imgSpalding High School is delighted with its double success at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships last week. According to girls’ team coach Megan Wilson-Copeland, the school family is elated after Kimone Campbell and Dwayne Moore anchored their respective 1600-metre medley teams to victory on Saturday inside the National Stadium. Wilson-Copeland said the school is in celebration mode.With Campbell extending a big lead, Spalding smashed the girls’ record in 3 minutes 57.58 seconds. The Wilson-Copeland-coached unit made history by being the first to go under 4 minutes in Girls’ Championships history. In the very next race, Moore carried Spalding to the gold medal in the boys’ race.The double win made Spaulding the first team to win both medley relay gold medal since Boys’ Championships and Girls’ Championships were merged in 1999.Minutes after a happy session of morning worship at the school, Wilson-Copeland said, “Words cannot explain how kids, teachers, the principal, other staff members of the school feel, they’re really excited and they’re in a celebration mode at the moment.”She explained why Spalding targeted the medley at the Championships.NOT SURPRISED”I knew that I had a small team, a well-rounded but small team, but with the individual events, when I looked at the 800 especially with Kimone Campbell running through the rounds, it’s really rough,” she related. “So I wanted to take off the pressure off her and instead of getting three or four points from her, I knew I could get 12 points using her on a medley.”Campbell had clocked two minutes 12.20 seconds for fourth place in the Class Two 800 metres at the recent staging of Central Championships. With that in mind, the coach isn’t surprised that Campbell controlled the anchor leg. Her split time was 2:13.4.Wilson-Copeland reported that similar thinking led boys’ team coach Milton Sargent to give Moore the responsibility of running the final leg.Told that Moore, who took third place in last year’s Class Two 1500 metres final, covered his leg in 1 minute 53.8 seconds, she had nothing but praise for him.”He’s an excellent athlete, short in stature but big in heart,” she chimed. She commended the Spalding quartet for winning against some of the top boys’ teams and for doing better than everyone else expected. “I guess this is a surprise for everyone,”, she surmised.Among those following in the footsteps of former Spalding star Simoya Campbell were Gizelle Shaw and Cheriece Cope. Shaw took third place in the Class One 800m and Cope finished second in the Class Three equivalent.last_img read more

3rd victim succumbs, another loses eye

first_imgMahaicony accidentThe horrific accident at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, over the weekend has claimed its third victim as Aresh Harris succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Guyana Times has also learnt on Monday that the condition of the surviving passenger, Dominique Ally of Melanie, has stabilised. The others who died were Stephen Phillips, called “Peter Mal” of Buxton, ECD, and Abbenna Hubbard, 21, of Melanie, ECD, who were killed at the scene.Police on Monday also confirmed that Ally was responding to doctors and relatives. This publication was told both of her legs were broken as well as her arm and she lost an eye.Reports are the trio, along with Ally, travelled from Mahaicony after attending a pool party. In the vicinity of Perseverance, Mahaicony, the driver of the car, Stephen Phillips, reportedly fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a tree.Hubbard’s stepfather was the late crime journalist, Dale Andrews, who died in June 2016. Her mother, Michelle Meredith, a policewoman, told media operatives that she was still coming to grips with losing two loved ones in just over a year.“I tried to console myself and on arrival (to the hospital), we met the nurse and I told her I’m the mother and she was shaking her head and I said ‘don’t tell me that my daughter dead’ and that was it,” Meredith recalled.The grieving woman added that she had encouraged her daughter to remain at home, but the 21-year-old Hubbard went out at the insistence of her friends. The mother feels that her daughter could have been alive if she had taken her advice. She noted that all of her Christmas plans have drastically changed, and observed that her daughter was excited for the holidays because of the renovation work being done in the home.Attempts to contact relatives of the two men proved futile.last_img read more

Stolen quads in Chetwynd

first_imgThe Chetwynd RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation of a quad theft this weekend.At some point between Saturday and Monday, police say a suspect broke into the Hymark Motor Sports compound and stole two new ATVs.- Advertisement -The first ATV is described as an 800cc Can-Am Renegade, while the other is a 650cc Can-Am Outlander. Both are yellow in colour.Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Chetwynd RCMP at 250-788-9221 or to call crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal in pictures: The Harry Kane show at the Lane as Spurs secure famous win

first_img 10 Hugo Lloris and Per Mertesacker lead the teams out for the 180th north London derby 10 10 Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal in pictures: The Harry Kane show at the Lane as Spurs secure famous win – Harry Kane celebrates scoring his 21st goal of the season for Tottenham to draw his side level 10 Harry Kane rises highest to head home his second goal and earn Tottenham a 2-1 win Mesut Ozil celebrates putting Arsenal 1-0 ahead at White Hart Lane Mauricio Pochettino shows his frustration as a Tottenham chance goes begging 10 10 10 Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris reacts to Harry Kane’s equalising goal 10 Tottenham took the north London bragging rights with a famous victory over Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime.Harry Kane was the hero for Spurs, the young Englishman striking twice after Mesut Ozil’s early opener to take his tally to the season to 22 in all competitions.Check out some of the best pictures from a dramatic game by clicking through the arrows above. Mesut Ozil watches the ball closely before placing it expertly past Hugo Lloris to give Arsenal the lead 10 Tempers flare at White Hart Lane as Danny Rose and Danny Welbeck exchange words 10 Harry Kane celebrates in front of the White Hart Lane crowd after pulling Tottenham level And Kane greets the Spurs crowd after the final whistle goes at White Hart Lanelast_img read more

Air-quality board sets new rules for port

first_imgIt would also cut back the level of diesel particulate matter floating in the air, which health studies link to higher cancer, asthma and heart disease rates. The plan would tighten smog controls on diesel trucks servicing the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles so that all port trucks meet at least 2007 emission standards by 2014. Authorities also plan to spend $50 million to retrofit commuter and cargo trains with smog filters. “We can’t guarantee results, but this is a good plan that we’ll be pushing aggressively,” said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board. By Kristopher Hanson STAFF WRITER State and local air quality regulators announced new rules Friday to clean up Southern California’s notoriously smoggy air by replacing dirty port trucks and reducing train emissions, among other measures. Through a series of incentives and new regulations, the agreement would remove more than 75 tons of smog-forming nitrogen oxides from local skies daily by 2015. Regulations would be rolled out piecemeal over the next few years. The agreement is the result of an unusual collaboration between CARB and South Coast Air Quality Management District. The two agencies have often clashed in the past, with the AQMD, which oversees air quality in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, sometimes taking a more aggressive approach to tackle pollution. The sides joined this time in an effort to help the AQMD meet federal clean air standards by 2015. “The result here is that by strengthening the partnership, we’ll see cleaner air sooner, and we’ll be able to encourage our federal leaders to step up to the plate and provide some assistance as well,” said Barry Wallerstein, AQMD executive director. In addition to the truck turnover, which closely mirrors a clean-truck program proposed by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the agreement seeks to cut smoke from commercial charbroilers through filters and other pollution traps. Nichols said the state’s truck program does not conflict with local plans. “Our program really builds on it and helps the ports achieve their goals,” Nichols said. Port officials said the state plan is being reviewed. “They shared this with us, and we’re trying to figure out exactly how the two plans would line up,” said Port of Long Beach spokesman Art Wong. The state’s truck program would remove 27 tons of nitrogen oxide each day, while the charbroiler filters would cut another 11 tons of nitrogen oxide daily, Wallerstein said. To help fund the new proposals, authorities will seek to use some of the money collected under existing vehicle registration fees, which equal roughly $10 million annually. The AQMD is also seeking to adopt tougher emissions controls for construction and other off-road equipment. “When the state and local board speak together, we’re twice as powerful,” Wallerstein said. kristopher.hanson@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘You can’t criticise Ibrahimovic!’ Man United fans slam Swede’s Euro 2016 haters

first_img1 Manchester United transfer target Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goalless Euro 2016 campaign continued as Sweden lost 1-0 to Italy in Group D.Eder got the only goal of the game as a well-drilled Azzurri side held off the challenge of Erik Hamren’s men in Toulouse.Arsenal and Chelsea fans took great delight in the fact Ibrahimovic, who is set to join the Red Devils on a free transfer, failed to find the net again in France.But Man United supporters were quick to back the Swedish striker. And you can see what they had to say on Twitter below… Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a shot while playing for Sweden last_img read more

Jadon Sancho now has more assists than Messi and Ronaldo this season…

first_img BEST OF 2 Sancho’s seemingly controversial decision to leave the Etihad is looking like the correct one Reus celebrates with Sancho during their 4-2 win Latest Football News The stat is made all the more incredible by the fact Sancho has only played 124 minutes this term.He bagged his first goal of the season earlier this week during a 7-0 win over Nuremburg and he carried on his good form at the weekend.And Dortmund captain Marco Reus couldn’t speak highly enough of the winger, saying: “The opposition know we have a real weapon in action as soon as Jadon enters.“We are glad we have such an ace up our sleeve.” ADVICE REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware Sancho now also has the best assists-per-minute ratio in Europe since heading to Germany in September 2017 with two against Leverkusen.He was brought on in the 68th minute when Dortmund were 2-1 down but set up Reus to score the equaliser a minute later.They took the lead with a goal from Paco Alcacer before Sancho set the Spaniard up for his second to secure the win.Dortmund are unbeaten this season so far and are top of the Bundesliga, ahead of reigning champions Bayern Munich who are second. MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 73.5 – Jadon @Sanchooo10 had a hand in a goal every 73.5 minutes, the fewest tally in the league (min. 10 goals/assists) since he joined @BlackYellow. Leaders. #B04BVB— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 29, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jadon Sancho is the assist king in Europe’s top five leagues after coming off the bench to inspire a brilliant Borussia Dortmund comeback against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.The ex-Manchester City star, 18, now has five assists, more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues, including Lionel Messi. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL singer Daniel O’Donnell had several dances with Sinead O’Connor at last Friday night’s Late Late Show birthday party, can reveal.The 50th birthday bash continued into the wee small hours in the RTE canteen after the live show ended.And Daniel stepped forward and offered to dance with Sinead – who was wearing her priestly blouse supplied just 24 hours earlier by Ray Doherty of the Moville Clothing Company. “It was a great night,” said one of the guests, “Daniel really let his hair down and ended up dancing the night away with Sinead O’Connor.“They were chatting for ages and it was great to see two of our most famous performers getting on so well.” REVEALED: SINEAD AND DANIEL DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: SINEAD AND DANIEL DANCE THE NIGHT AWAYlast_img read more

Giants starter Johnny Cueto pitching for a division title on Monday

first_imgWEST SACRAMENTO — The hope all along was that starter Johnny Cueto would return from Tommy John surgery to pitch in a playoff race.Cueto took the mound on Monday night with a chance to clinch a division title, but he didn’t do it for the San Francisco Giants. In fact, Cueto said he didn’t even know he had entered a playoff race.The right-hander spent his fifth rehab start attempting to lock up the Pacific Northern division crown for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.“Probably 110 to 120 …last_img read more

Babies Walk in the Womb

first_imgNew vivid ultrasound imaging technologies reveal a nursery of activity inside the womb, reports the BBC News. Click the link to see the amazingly clear pictures. Unborn babies have been observed stretching, kicking and leaping from 12 weeks, before the mother is aware, and “From 26 weeks, they appear to exhibit a whole range of typical baby behaviour and moods, including scratching, smiling, crying, hiccuping, and sucking,” the article states. “Until recently it was thought that smiling did not start until six weeks after birth.”To think that these cute, innocent, vulnerable human beings, with all their emotions and capabilities, are subject to the most brutal executions is heart-rending. Would not a being able to smile be capable of feeling pain? This technology may be a powerful method to reduce abortions if we can just get people to watch. A plain picture is worth a thousand loaded words.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more